There are different types of hosting packages appropriate for different websites in terms of the system resources or the hosting environment they require. To choose the most adequate hosting service for your web site, you need to estimate what server-side software programs it requires, how many visits per day you anticipate at the start and in the future, as well as any other specific needs that may need to be satisfied.
Shared web hosting - Good Points
The most suitable option for small sized web pages with a few hundred or several thousand viewers is a shared hosting solution. With this form of site hosting, each user pays only for their plan, which decreases the total price per individual considerably. There are different web hosting accounts varying from one hosting provider to another, delivering different quotas of data storage and monthly bandwidth, different e-mailbox account quotas and so on. The privilege is that you can purchase a plan that will offer the features your site really needs. You will not have to pay plenty of cash for a plan you will not use, or wind up with a small plan that cannot host the site. We, at MyGreatHost, offer a huge selection of hosting accounts appropriate for private or small business web sites that even include pre-activated script-powered systems like Joomla, Mambo, Drupal or WordPress - to render things easier. If you kick off with a low-price package and you require more functionalities, moving to a better account takes only a mouse click.
Shared web hosting - Disadvantages
A shortcoming of the shared web hosting environment is that the servers have some software installed on them and you are unable to activate additional software. Some web portals, above all online stores, request applications to be installed on the web hosting server for them to work, and with a shared website hosting solution, you can activate only software platforms that do not demand root-level access.
Private Virtual Web Servers and Dedicated Web Servers
For web pages that request complete server root access, or if your web portal has many 1000's or even millions of viewers per day, what you need is a VPS or a dedicated server. A Virtual Private Server is a software simulation of a dedicated web hosting server and it runs in precisely the same manner.
Virtual Web Hosting Servers
Both platforms traditionally provide root-level access and can be restarted through a software platform by the client, independently from the hosting supplier. Just like the shared website hosting packages, the VPS and the dedicated hosting server accounts come with diverse features based on what the hosting company has to offer. A Virtual Private Server hosting plan includes guaranteed storage space, RAM and CPU quotas that can occasionally be extended for short stretches of time in case there are unused resources on the physical machine. With a dedicated server, the only limitation is the hardware configuration it is making use of, and it can be configured by altering or adding components. A private virtual server is easier to handle as it ships with a virtualization console, which can be used to reboot it, to install applications, explore stats, etc. The management of a dedicated web hosting server is more complicated, so such a plan would rather be resorted to by experienced customers.
Dedicated Web Servers
Nevertheless, some hosting companies offer managed dedicated hosting solutions where they implement dedicated web hosting server management assignments instead of the client. This can be included in the plan or an additional upgrade.
Prior To Electing...
Selecting the top hosting package is essential as it can affect the proper operation of a web portal. Prior to settling on a plan, weigh the pros and cons, explore thoroughly all the prerequisites for the site to operate properly, particularly if it is script-powered. And if you are still in doubt which is the best hosting service for you, ask our live chat operators or call us - our sales reps will be happy to assist you and answer all your questions.
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